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image Image 1 for SM (10) volume 62/3 (11) volume 62/4
image Image 2 for SM (10) volume 62/3 (11) volume 62/4
  • image Image 1 for SM (10) volume 62/3 (11) volume 62/4
  • image Image 2 for SM (10) volume 62/3 (11) volume 62/4

Reference number

SM (10) volume 62/3 (11) volume 62/4

Purpose

Record drawings (2)

Aspect

10-11 Unfinished Plan of a Design for a British Senate House; Section of a Design for a Senate House 1779 and Elevation of the principal front of a Design for a Senate House (inscribed by Soane)

Scale

to a reduced scale

Inscribed

as above

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and black wash; pencil, pen, grey and light pink washes on thin laid paper (257 x 404, 257 x 401)

Hand

pupil

Watermark

fleur-de-lis and IV

Notes

Presumably copied by an unidentified pupil from drawings 7-9 but showing the complete elevation/section of 9 (rather than in its present truncated state).

Level

Drawing

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Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.

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